I loved sharing circles, I have been enthralled of it, but my computer is very tired, and that is not good. I like to consider myself a perfectionist, even knowing that I’m not perfect at all. Google is evolving; the scripts used on G+ are exponentially multiplying every day. I remember when I made my account, in September 2011, I could keep more than sixty G+ tabs opened in Chrome without it freezing. Now, nor Chrome, nor the computer allows me to keep even CircleCount and my Google Plus profile opened at the same time. So, at the moment I can’t check anyone and everything like before, therefore I have lost my frenzy. I have my already made public circles. In them, some people go, some other new come, no fuss, just joy.
I’m not sure if two months ago, or maybe three, circle sharing on Google Plus took a curve, a very aggressive curve, which I have not liked. Accounts with no valuable content but with a lot of circle sharing activity, started to populate the tops I have already talked about in previous posts. I don’t see a problem in it, people will have the time to choose, and if they gain followers by doing this, and they need them badly, why not? Of course, there must be something there, if they attract so much buzz.
There are some “serious” other people along, who consider circle sharing a spam activity altogether, and they “seriously” dread circle sharing in “serious” discussions (sometimes on hangouts), and in their G+ “original” posts. That is happening just because of these few guys who almost blackmailed everyone to share their circles at all costs.
I also have previously said that the following system on Google Plus is like a Ponzi scheme, everything has a limit, but people aren’t able to see it, on the beginning, at least. Of course, G+ is still open to the public, “it’s a long way to the top if you wanna be a rock’n’roll”, if you remember what I’m saying, so the scheme is still open, a lot of future accounts to appear overnight and the show going on, the “new” followers being so crude, that you don’t know what to do with them.
So, the few circle sharers who annoyed the “serious” people from their other “serious” activities, are making circles just for the top. There are these conditions for the members, to “Plus, comment and share” the circle and to add the creator (ha, ha, so they don’t really care of the rest of the members) in order to stay in the circle. For new, future members, the same conditions. Nice!
Some of them are sharing “tips” on G+, and the most used is (I resume here, so it’s not a quote): to attract sharers, and by that, followers, offer an incentive, promise them that will be included in the next share… and so on!
I wonder how many good people can believe such milk and honey when the guys promising these things, already have in their circles over four thousand, and the limit is five! Five thousand is a metaphor, nobody can reach even five thousand, I think that you just can’t add circles anymore after 4.5-4.7k. How many promises can they keep? But I don’t judge here, I only expose.
“Plus, comment and share” is the G+ engagement motto, so now, it’s spoiled with circles. I consider that a good circle is good to tease people to add it. If they add the circle, you being there, of course, they add you. If the circle is good, they will always remember you as the circle curator. Of course, if you are cool enough, you do not need their thankfulness, publicly expressed in numerous ways, don’t you? You just gain precious friends, and why not, future clients, based on trust you sowed!
I said in the title that this is my personal approach. If one just wants to attract followers no matter what, one can promise the moon and keep going. It is clear that by not pushing people to add the whole circle, only its account (that being “less obliging”, you know?) it doesn’t care of its members, it cares just of itself.
The rest, “plus, comment and share” is something obvious; it is a proof of politeness anyway. Some people just don’t have the time to share circles anymore, that’s all. It is a whole day job to search for content, to keep your other social networks alive, to create content of your own (actually the main reason someone may follow you and your activities in the first place), to comment, to engage, to promote, all along a life you already have and had before the Social Media fuss.
I am going to share my own circles from time to time, not regularly, because that depends on my ability to log in G+, and I assure you that my circles are so fine, that if you don’t add them, you are the one to loose. If someone wants to punish me for not doing nice (usually there are technical problems, I loose my temper until a page is loading), or for not sharing his/her circles with my profile or with my pages, is free to un-circle me.
On my turn, I follow who I want to follow, so I’m not letting me pushed to circle one or another, just for the courtesy of having shared my circle. Yes, he shared my circle, thankyouverymuch if it’s true. If I can check him, ok, if not, I don’t know.. it depends. Sometimes I follow back, maybe it’s a Twitter habit, I can’t really explain, just over a hunch I have. To be continued…
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